The primary objective in genealogy is to identify all ancestors and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect personal data on them. As a minimum, this data includes the individual's name and the date/location of birth, marriage, and death. In order to support research by other genealogists, this data is often published on internet genealogy websites.
Most of us would prefer not to have to worry about our personal data but, in this day and age, we must use caution to prevent misuse of the information. Identity theft and credit fraud are the worst problems. There is concern that information distributed to distant relatives or put on a genealogy website makes it easier for unscrupulous individuals to commit invasions of privacy or other frauds.
However, the personal information that the identity thieves and credit fraud perpetrators want are full names, social security numbers, dates and places of birth, current occupation/employment data, and bank/credit card account numbers. One or two facts alone (e.g., your name and/or your mother's maiden name) are not enough information to cause damage.
We do not publish any details about known living people except their Given Name Initials and Surname, sex, and published relationships to other members of their family.
Registered owners of data provided to this site have additional privileges protected by userid and password and agree to help ensure this policy is enforced.
Suppression of Most Information on Living Individuals
To insure the privacy of living individuals, this website suppresses most personal data of living individuals from viewing by the general public. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage dates/locations, photographs, notes, and biographies.This website is designed to abbreviate the first names of living individuals and will not display other information except as noted above.
For example, if someone named Mary Elizabeth Lastname were living, their name would be displayed as M. E. Lastname with links to their descendants and ancestors.
If you are aware that someone is living and their full name or birthday is shown here, please let us know, so we can remedy the situation.
Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed. However, if the individual so chooses, a photograph can be tagged as "always visible". Before any photograph can be included in this website, permission must be obtained from the owner of a photograph (U.S. Copyright Law). Permission is also obtained from living individuals in a photograph if they are identified in the caption/description or they can be identified names/relationships found elsewhere. The statement "Used with Permission" after the owner's name identifies compliance with these requirements.
Personal Data Access For Registered Users
Only family members who have a login and login to the site will be able to view living individual information but only for their branch of the family. In order to be granted a user ID, you must demonstrate a direct connection to an original Salzburger within our Salzburger family tree. Original Salzburger's are defined by the Georgia Salzburger Society. If you are not related, you will not be granted access.
With registration, you will be granted access only to your unique family branch within the database. If you submit conditional edits, please notify us so we can update the personal computer database which is used to populate the website. Failure to notify us, may result in your data not being preserved across a database refresh.
A registered user can add and update people who are direct descendants or ancestors of the Salzburger family they are supporting. Spouse's of that line can be added but not the family of that spouse.
Personal Data Security
Personal data of a registered user such as e-mail/street addresses, phone numbers, etc. will not be provided to others unless your approval is first obtained. You should be aware, however, that most of this information is public domain and may be readily available to others using internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo People Search, Google.com, Birthday.com).
This site is owned and operated by Lowcountry Technology Inc. The term "you" will refer to any person viewing the website content using the URL www.gasalzburgers.com. The website contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information including, but not limited to, text, photos, and graphics. The entire contents of this site, including the title and logo, are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws and all rights are reserved.
All of the pages located within the domain http://www.gasalzburgers.com/, are accessible to the public for free without charges or fees of any kind, with the exception of access to most data on living persons as noted above, which is allowed only to registered family members.
The information on this site is intended to be freely used by researchers for personal, non-commercial use that is not meant to generate income or money.
For those who wish to use this information for personal, noncommercial purposes, we ask only that you give credit by citing the page url address (http://...) that contains the information you are using, and/or the name and address of the main page of the website, for example:
"Georgia Salzburger Genealogy and Family History" http://www.gasalzburgers.com/
It is expressly forbidden for anyone to charge for access to these pages, or to provide the information contained on them to anyone for any kind of fee or charge, or to use them in a commercial manner.
If you have been charged a fee to access these pages, or know of a site that is doing so, or that is reproducing information from this site for a fee, please let us know.
This website is for the personal use of the family members listed herein. Use by others is limited to the purpose of genealogical research. The content of this site can not be used for any sort of unsolicited mail or commercial purposes.
Family members must not share their user name and password with anyone except their current spouse. They also agree not to share personal data of family members accessible through use of that password without the express permission of the individuals concerned.
Individual images may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution, including use on other websites, is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the owner of the photo, living individuals in the photo (if identifiable), and the site owner.
Biographies and documents may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution (including use on other websites) is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the site owner or the owner of the copyright.
In the event of permitted copying or distribution of copyrighted material, no changes in, or deletion of, author attribution or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
You agree to give appropriate credit for any material from this website that you use in a written document, genealogical database, or website of your own or otherwise. You agree to include a link to our site on any genealogical web page of yours that makes use of the content on this site.
Information on this site has been provided in good faith from multiple sources. As such, there is always the possibility of errors. The Georgia Salzburger Genealogy and History web site and Lowcountry Technology cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any content or material found on the site or linked to the site. Furthermore, you agree not to hold the Georgia Salzburger Genealogy and History web site and/or Lowcountry Technology responsible for any issues that may arise from the inaccuracy of the content on this site.
This database contains information that has been proven as well as information that is speculative and in the process of being proved or disproved. Do not take everything you find here (or in any other online database) as gospel truth.
Credit for This Document
This document was derived from the work of other web sites like this one. In particular, Ken Roy's Site - Our Acadian, French Canadian, and Maine Ancestors was a starting point along with other similar sites.